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Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s Virtual Exhibition 1 April – 20 May 2021

Twickenham & Richmond Photographic Society invites you to their Virtual Exhibition:

After a one year gap due to the pandemic, Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s popular annual exhibition will be going virtual this year, running on-line from Thursday 1 April to Thursday 20 May.

The show, which boasts over 300 images, is set in a 3D museum space utilising the Kunstmatrix platform, so visitors can explore the rooms independently or be guided around the exhibition. It’s free and can be accessed from a link on the society’s website: www.rtps.org.uk

Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in some stunning landscapes, beautiful wildlife and some thought provoking portraits and street scenes from a photographic society which is one of the largest and oldest in the country.  Once again the work of GCSE and A level students at St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Twickenham will be going on display.

The society has around 120 members from beginners to professionals, meeting every Thursday between 8 and 10pm.  New members are warmly welcome and should email the club at info@rtps.org.uk for details.

The society’s annual exhibition is normally held at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington and hopes to return there in 2022. And while no digital encounter can fully emulate the physical experience of visiting an exhibition, the virtual platform provided by Kunstmatrix, comes very close.

Print Group 13th April

The print group’s virtual meetings continue on Tuesday 13th April starting at 7.30pm.

The group meets to consider how to get the best out of your digital files.  You are welcome to submit a maximum of three images for sharing and discussion, following the guidance below, but you are welcome to join us if you don’t wish to send images in too.

Please note that you should now use printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk for mailing all images not the personal email addresses you used before.

Please submit images by 5pm on  Monday 12th April by email attachment to printgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

Resize images to 1600 x 1200 pixels, maximum 2MB. You can find resizing guidance on the Club website at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/pdi-image-re-sizing/

Please title your images (embedded in the file please, not as an email list) with your name then either the title or other identifier, such as file number ie Tim Crabb On the Way Up or Tim Crabb no1. (Titles aren’t necessary for either print Group or the RPS Group meetings.)

My grateful thanks to MAC users who have worked out how to attach rather than embed images. If you are sending for the first time and unsure how to do this, please let us know via the printgroup email address and simple instructions will follow.

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Monthly Print Group Meeting
Time: Apr 13, 2021 19:30 London
Every month on the Second Tue, until May 11, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)
Apr 13, 2021 19:30
May 11, 2021 19:30
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZcvc-mvrjgtEtZzGrJmp6gtU5r4Kms7_7Is/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGrrD8qHdSWtxGFRpwqAI-gc-3ziHZaj7dnhjj3KS1DNATiA7dQZplyA4_v

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 832 4070 3782
Passcode: 528180

The featured image is Turmoil by Jim Munday

Annual Exhibition 2021

The Annual Exhibition 2021 might not look the same this year but it will take place for PDIs only which will be displayed using a virtual gallery, as the Spring Exhibition. We thought it necessary to advise you all of how the system will work and to ensure all members are aware of the requirements.

Each member can enter up to 6 PDIs on any subject size 1920 x1080 jpeg Colour or Mono. Jeff will open the uploading system in the usual way.

Judging of the PDIs. Entries will be divided into 3 Classes, please note that members’ PDI classification will apply, ie if you are Advanced for Prints and Intermediate for PDIs, you should enter Intermediate class:

  • Club
  • Intermediate 
  • Advanced

The list of cups and trophies awarded for PDIs can be found below. If you require further advice or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Rocchiccioli or Lorna Brown via exhibitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

PDI judging will follow a 2-stage process.

In the first stage of judging, the 3 PDI classes will be judged separately. The judge will select the three class winners (that is for the Sayers Trophy, Birch and Turner Cups) and award Certificates of Merit for up to 10% for each class.

In the second stage of judging, the held back PDIs from all 3 classes will be grouped together and the judge will select an overall winner for the best PDI, plus Certificates of Merit, under each of the following categories and in the following order (the 10 Miles from Chichester award is decided by the Selection Committee):

PDIs     for 2021                            
TitleAwardSelected from
Best Club ClassSayers TrophyClub class only
Best IntermediateBirch CupIntermediate class only
Best AdvancedTurner CupAdvanced class only
Best RecordBevis CupAny class
Best LandscapeChichester Challenge CupAny class
Best PortraitWhitaker TrophyAny class
Best PictorialDarley CupAny class
Best Natural HistoryTester CupAny class
PDI of the YearWaddington CupAny class
Triptych (replaces Print Panel this year)Shubotham CupAny class
10 Miles from the Centre of ChichesterStewart Jones CupAny class

After the judging has taken place the Selection Committee will undertake a selection of the images for installation in the virtual gallery. Everyone is guaranteed at least one image in the exhibition. The final number installed will depend on the total number of images entered in the exhibition and the limits of the virtual gallery.

Lorna Brown & Peter Rocchiccioli

The featured image is of the Annual Exhibition 2018 by Lorna Brown

Chair

Hi All,

I thought the triptych entries were exceptional last night and congratulations to all who entered, particularly to Jim Waddington who took first place with his image ‘Grass Between Flowers’.

The latest free talk from Lee Filters can be accessed from the link below.

Just a reminder again that the closing date for the photobook and one minute A/V competition is April 11th so please try and enter.

Next week we have the Bristol International to look forward to.

Take care.

Mike

SPRING EXHIBITION 2021

Good news ! You now have the weekend to work on your entry for the Spring Exhibition. We have delayed the deadline to the end of Monday!

The link below will give you any information about entry and there is a sample exhibition on Kinstmatrix that will give you some idea as to what your images will look like on the walls!

If you need any more info please email me at nicholsarah8@gmail.com

Spring-Exhibition-2021-information-sheet (1)

https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibitions?title=Spring+Exhibition+Example&label=Chichester+Camera+Club

George Taylor will be missed by Portrait Group

George Taylor was an enthusiastic member of the Portrait Group joining in most of the sessions a the Chichester College hair dressers and Remembrance Day outings. He was also a regular at the Chichester Jazz Club evenings.

We will miss him and typical of the Portrait Group members avoided in being photographed under the intense flash lights used on the young ladies and men’s haircuts.

Our thoughts go to Rosemary his wife and family.

Jan Davis

Multimedia group Meeting Thursday 1st April 9:30 am

I thought we would slip in a Multimedia Group meeting ahead of Easter as the 1 Minute AVs and PhotoBooks are due in on 11th April. Entries are already arriving but if you have any queries or ideas you would like to share with the group do come along. You can use the group to sound out your ideas and get feedback.

Topic: Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 1, 2021 09:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 899 0367 8799
Passcode: letmein

PAGB GROUP VIRTUAL MEETING MONDAY 29th MARCH 7.15

The next meeting of the PAGB Group will be on Monday 29th March Because of the pandemic of Covid-19 this will be a virtual meeting once again. All club members are welcome. Please log on at 7.15 so that we may make a prompt start to the meeting at 7.30 sharp. Please join using the link below. 

If you would like to submit an image for critique please email the image to me, Ann McDonald, at pagbgroup@chichestercameraclub.org.uk 

Images should be sized a maximum of 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high, SRGB colour space. Please send the images by Saturday 27th March

Here is the link to the Zoom meeting

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Meeting ID: 873 6047 1832Passcode: 507443

The images featured above is Turmoil © Jim Munday

 

Chair

Hi All,

What a great talk by Derek Gale last night. His wonderful creative techniques really demonstrated what movement can do for images. It was different, enjoyable and definitely thought provoking.

Our congratulations go to all who took part in the following competitions.

The last round of the Crouch Shield competition was hosted by Littlehampton camera club on the 17th of March. CCC looked to be in a strong position going into this round but unfortunately we were just pipped to the post by Steyning CC who scored 145 to our 143. It’s worth noting that David Harris scored 20 for his image ‘Damselfly Mating’ on the night. 

In the SCPF championships the final results were as follows.

1st Place New Forest
2nd Place Yateley
3rd Place Bracknell
4th Place Chichester

It’s worth noting here that Ann McDonald and David Harris had scores of 14 out of 15 for their images ‘Pelican Takeoff’ and ‘Damselfly Mating’.

Just to reiterate, the closing dates for the Spring exhibition is April 1st and for the A/V and photobook comp is April 11th.

Finally, on rather a sad note, I have to report the passing of George Taylor a long term member of the club. Should any member wish to send their condolences, please do so by email to rosslaney@mac.com. Ross is a close neighbour and will deliver them to the family.

Next week is our Triptych competition which will be judged by Jim Pascoe.

Stay safe.

Mike